Cesar Gracie Unsure Of Diaz Retirement, Open To A Condit Rematch
[Retirement] is something I haven’t talked to him about. I would hate to see that. He’s not just fighting his opponent he’s fighting judges, he’s fighting judges that do not like him… They aren’t going to score anything for Nick. The whole judging system is so flawed; these guys have no one they answer to… It’s like a position of total power and they are making decisions that are ruining the sport, it’s ridiculous and no one is going to get them out of there…
I can understand Nicks frustration, I mean sure we can have a rematch. Is it going to be in Vegas with the same judges? We have no way to win (if it is).
I’m going to have a sit down [with Nick] and talk to him at some point [about retiring] but I don’t even know what to tell him. After the fight an actual official from Nevada State said you know Cesar you should have Nick box because in boxing, a guy with his name, they will still rob you, but he is going to walk out with millions and millions of dollars, but here in the UFC you get robbed and you won’t make the money.
[Nick] said after the fight, he said ‘People don’t understand, I’d rather live in a trailer, my friends are poor.’ Money is not the end all for Nick. The guy truly has principles if he doesn’t want to do something he is not going to do it. He says, ‘Look I was poor before and I was happy.’”
On a possible rematch and the rumor that Condit’s camp is not interested…
“Of course they aren’t interested in a rematch because they lost the first one. These are the guys that didn’t take the fight with Koscheck because they wanted to wait for GSP but gave Nick a hard time for wanting to wait for GSP.
Literally I’m trying to clear my head from what just happened. I hesitate to say it but I would be on board for [a rematch]. Probably, I probably would be on board for something like that. I am so disgusted I probably would be on board for that.”
Again on MMAFighting.com’s “The MMA Hour” Nick Diaz coach Cesar Gracie says that he has not talked to Nick about retiring or staying with the sport. He does however plan on it.
Additionally, he states that he is open for a rematch, but with the future of Nick in limbo, it is unknown as to whether or not he can even put it together a second fight with Carlos Condit..
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